Elder Nomad

by MaryMelissa Grafflin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/27/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781490790275
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781490790268

About the Book

This is taking a walk through the city and county of San Francisco. This walk is the work of a recently self-trained artist. Images of groups are symbolic, not explicit portrait representations. No one is being mocked or demeaned or stereotyped. The elder nomad, me, is the small lady with the spiky short hair. I am your guide and perhaps philosopher and friend. I have not made written commentary because I want you to interpret for yourself. I deliberately did not include most of my political drawings as I did not want to cause meaningless anger and pointless negativity. We can and must rise above this.

About the Author

Mary Melissa Grafflin is a retired high school teacher and a retired apartment Manager. She lives 3 stories up in a 92 year old Victorian in the heart of San Francisco with her four cats, who greatly contributed to this book. I am a student at Fromm Institute, the magnificent elder learning program at USF and a member of a Small playwriting group. I also volunteer at the California Academy of Sciences And the Pathways To Citizenship Immigration Clinic. I hope to do some volunteer Work for the Eviction Defense Collaborative this fall. I tutor for Professional Tutors of America when I get a case. This is my adopted city and I have served it in many different capacities across the Years; singing in the gospel choir, selling in the Marine Mammal Center Giftstore, dancing in Carnaval and so many other fascinating activities, in addition to my 2 professions.So I know what my city can be and should be in all its’ unique Diversity. Currently ,I see its’ character being shredded by the heedless “smash, Grab and go” onslaught of Silicone Valley and all that comes with it.So I began to Draw,Hoping to capture some of what is going on. Change can be creative, as well Disruptive and destructive. But our leaders have failed to respond to this challenge Appropriately. It is not too late.